I'm dealing with a lot of hard feelings and time has suspended. Thankfully, I'm blessed with the love of SBX, my beautiful Valkyrie, who protects and keeps me strong. I'm thankful for my mother, Barbara, who is made from the bravest heart and was forced to do things a mother shouldn't ever have to. I'm thankful for the powerhouse nature of Inverna for keeping it together. I'm thankful for my brother's friends for sharing pieces of a Des Moines Mike I never knew. And, I'm thankful for all my great friends and understanding co-workers for giving me the stuff that life is made of.
[Nick Bertozzi drew me this wonderful memorial]